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Blacktown Olympic Centre at Aquilina Reserve

artist's model of the Softball Centre
Credit: Olympic Co-ordination Authority
Softball Baseball
Venue capacity

softball: 8000
baseball: 4000

Location Aquilina Reserve, Blacktown
Distance from Sydney Olympic Park 26 km
Distance from Sydney City 40 km
Cost of Construction $A21 million
Accessible features accessible seating, toilets, hearing loops and defined paths of travel

Sports
baseball, softball
Dates

baseball: 17-24 September (Days 2-5, 7-9)
softball: 17-26 September (Days 2-8, 10-11)

Softball will be on the Olympic program for only the second time at the Sydney 2000 Games. The competition will be played at the Blacktown Olympic Centre at Aquilina Reserve, the new home of Australian softball.

The purpose-built softball centre includes one competition field with a dugout and electronic scoreboard, plus two training fields with manual scoreboards and ground-level team shelters. The main competition field has an optimum south-easterly orientation.

Aquilina Reserve is also the second venue for Olympic baseball. The baseball centre will be used for preliminary matches and as a training facility. It includes three diamonds with competition surfaces and lighting to meet international requirements.

Green design
The softball and baseball fields have integrated, automatic irrigation systems capable of using recycled water.


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